Ekeko

It is a god of abundance, fertility and joy of Aymara origin or colla, still receives some cult in the Andean highlands, especially in the summer solstice, when the fair celebrates the Alasita.He is an idol believed abundance provides home where he taxed offerings of alcohol and cigarettes.It takes the form of a person smiling, slightly overweight, dressed in clothes typical of the highlands and loading large amount of packages of food and other basic necessities objects hanging from his clothes.Currently the figurine that represents it has a

. without success. appliances and food. give you thumbnails of fowls. His followers believed that chased away the disgrace of households and attracted fortune.The Catholic Church tried to eradicate their religion in colonial times. the statue "would smoke. adopted the deity. and the predecessors of equeco colonia. leaving money to his side and holding a lit cigar in his mouth. metal or stone object's exact reproductions of their requests: cars. the stone was Ekeko. The figures offered are ceramic. and many have a picture at home to solve their problems. When you want love.suitable hole in his mouth to introduce cigarettes. and became a symbol of fertility and good luck. There his followers take it as a sort of patron of fortune. The deity is known in different parts of the world where colonies of Bolivian migrants expanded their cult.At its inception.Archaeologist Carlos Ponce Sanginés paceño believed that the ancient anthropomorphic figures (with phallic appendage prominent hump) would be of the Inca Empire.Manuel era Rigoberto Paredes wrote that these tiny remnants would phallic statuettes remote sacred festivals of the summer solstice.Today. there is in the southern highlands of Peru and western Bolivia belief that ekeko is able to grant the wishes of his followers if they offer a miniature copy of them.In 1612. hunchback. although the image came to suffer some changes: he was wearing and his features changed to a mestizo. which if consumed half a sign of bad omen.The ekeko is a deity worshiped for centuries before the conquest of the territory by the Spanish.In the colony worship the deity took new force in La Paz (seat of government now Bolivia) during the siege that this city endured during the indigenous uprising of Tupac Katari against Spanish control.It is thought to have originated among the inhabitants of Tiwanaku culture.The figure of Ekeko took great popularity in the province of Buenos Aires (Argentina) during the hyperinflationary period of the eighties. published "Aymara language vocabulary" which mentions this Andean deity."Originally the name come from the Quechua iqaqu. After the conquest of the Aymara and then by the Incas. had indigenous features and not wearing any clothes: her nakedness was the symbol of fertility. the Jesuit Ludovico Bertonio.

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